It’s nearly International Film Festival time, one of the plusses of winter, and several of this year’s festival offerings are inspired by books, including some New Zealand content. Here is a selection, including links to the NZFF website for your information.
- The Ghost Writer, based on The Ghost by Robert Harris
- Predicament, based on Predicament by Ronald Hugh Morrieson
- From Poverty Bay to Broadway, based on From Poverty Bay to Broadway: the story of Tom Heeney by Lydia Monin
- Women Without Men, based on Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur; translated from the Persian by Kamran Talattof and Jocelyn Sharlet
- The Killer Inside Me, based on The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
- After the Waterfall, based on The Paraffin Child by Stephen Blanchard
- The Tree, based on Our Father Who Art in the Tree by Judy Pascoe
- Winter’s Bone, based on Winter’s Bone: a novel by Daniel Woodrell
- My Dog Tulip, based on My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley
- The Red Shoes, in The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
See the New Zealand Booksellers website for more.
If you’re feeling nostalgic for past film festivals, don’t forget the library has thousands of DVDs available for hire ($4 per DVD, or $8 for boxed sets), from the classic to the cutting edge to the downright oddball (sometimes all three in the same film). If you’re a film fanatic you might be interested in purchasing a DVD concession card, which entitles you to 12 rentals for the price of 10 (find out more).